Hall of Fame horse breeder Alice Headley Chandler dies at 95
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hall of fame thoroughbred breeder Alice Headley Chandler has died. She was 95. The Lexington native held leadership roles with multiple organizations including the Breeders’ Cup and nearby Keeneland race course. Headley founded Mill Ridge Farm and in 1968 she became the first American woman to breed an Epsom Derby champion when Sir Ivor won Britain’s richest and most prestigious Triple Crown event. She was inducted last year into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as a Pillar of the Turf, 11 years after receiving the Eclipse Award of Merit.